For starters: Rays at Yankees, after 2 tough losses
UPDATE, 12:30: Cash said it is a tough decision but in a close game he will again consider using Casali as a defensive replacement for Conger. ... Using Pearce more often - he is playing for a 4th straight day (at 3 different positions) was part of the plan - once they got past some of the early off-days, Cash said.
UPDATE, 10:03: RHP Jhan Marinez joined the team today, wearing No. 50. RHP Alex Cobb was moved to the 60-day DL to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Marinez, who was at Durham.
DEVELOPING: After a pair of frustrating losses, the Rays are playing to avoid a three-game sweep today when they face the Yankees at 1:05.
LHP Drew Smyly, who has pitched very well, will be on the mound for the Rays, hard-throwing Michael Pineda for the Yankees.
As expected, Logan Forsythe is at DH today as Steve Pearce makes a fourth straight start, today at second base.
Here is the Rays lineup: